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Apr 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
, republicans are jostling to to see who's right and who's farther right. the pulse of america when we come back. >>> as republicans gather for a big pep ralfully new orleans, we take the pulse of america. tonight especially, the pulse of the part that leans right. with us tonight, cnn contributor, eric erickson. eric, you heard a liberal perspective of the president's challenge in picking a new supreme court justice and a characterization of justice sotomayor as a moderate and a dare to the republicans to try to be aggressive in whoever the president picks next. what's your test? we don't know the name, let's not dwell on who it might be. but you saw how the republicans handled sotomayor and the aggressive questioning but in the end she was confirmed. the same game plan good for you, or do conservatives and republicans need to do more? >> well, you know, i would like them to do more and be more aggressive. it depends on who he picks. remember the republicans fell all over themselves to vote at the end of the day for brier and ginsburg when clinton was president. some voted for sotomayor. i thin
CNN
Apr 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT
in america. we'll look at this anger all across the country. who's angry, why are they angry and how might it affect our midterm election year politics? we'll go wall-to-wall and look at this question. is the government trying to take your guns away? that's what many of those demonstrators think. we'll put their concerns to the fact test. one on one tonight. frank keating was the governor of oklahoma when tragedy struck 15 years ago. we'll ask him about america's discontent then and now. in our forum discussion tonight, florida's wacky politics. governor charlie crist is a republican. for months he's said, no, no, no, i'm running as a republican. suddenly he says he's open to running as an independent. all that and more in a packed hour ahead. but first, a few observations. growing up in boston, patriot's day meant two things, remember lexington and concord, it was the shot heard around the world. the beginning of the revolutionary war. it is also boston marathon day. because of that, the red sox play an 11:00 a.m. day game. they lost again, but i digress. it is a day to celebrate, not be
CNN
Apr 15, 2010 7:00pm EDT
there landing at cape canaveral, florida, earlier today, there to outline his vision for america's space program and it is controversial. we'll get to the details in a second. first, let's reflect, what has nasa, americans in space, meant for you? let's take a peek here. we have better aircraft engines because of the space program, flame resistant materials developed because of our need to fly in space, radiation detection improved, enriched baby food, that's important, digital imaging for breast biopsies, something critical there, better brake lining for our cars. and let's not forget about the tang. let's going to magic wall and look at president's proposals. the president is proposing major, major changes in space. let's look at some of them. here is one thing the president says -- doesn't want to work for me. here we go. some of his proposed changes. spend an additional $6 billion over the next six year, invest in deep space exploration and bring about a multibillion dollar renovation of the kennedy space center. by taking these things out of nasa, we may lose the lead in space, have big nas
CNN
Apr 27, 2010 7:00pm EDT
the president back in iowa. it's not just about 2012. the democrats have a problem in rural america and as conservative marco rubio enters the race for a florida senate he steps into the discussion about immigration. >>> most of what you're about to hear will make you mad or annoyed, anyway. some of it isn't 100% family friendly either like this from senator levin from michigan to goldman sachs executives he believes knowingly sold bad investments to clients and undermined financial markets in the process. >> june 22 is the date of this e-mail. boy, that timber wolf was one [ bleep ] deal. how much of that [ bleep ] deal did you sell to your clients after june 22, 2007? >> mr. chairman, i don't know the answer to that. but the price would have reflected levels that they wanted to invest in at that time. >> but you didn't tell them you thought it was a [ bleep ] deal. >> no, i didn't say that. >> no. who did? your people internally. and that's what the e-mails show. >> the hearing putting congress against goldman sachs is one act. another is an all too familiar of partisan duel or bl
CNN
Apr 20, 2010 7:00pm EDT
with america by labor day. but our lead tonight, wall street reform. as this takes shape on capitol hill, cleaning up wall street is the goal. we'll tell you about the negotiations under way, the big hang-ups and what it means for your money. we'll also go wall to wall tonight on a day goldman sachs reports record profits. we'll show you where goldman gives, which politicians get and how it influences the debate in washington. in "one-on-one" the focus middle east peace. we talk to a man with experience negotiating for the united states who now says we have the wrong assumptions in the arab/israeli conflict. the most person you don't know tonight will tell you something you don't want to hear. $770 million of your money wasted on a project that was supposed to make big improvements in border security. >>> it's been 18 months now since wall street's collapse. almost sent the country into a depression. and your congress has done exactly nothing to keep it from happening again. they're trying and tonight there's some optimism of a bipartisan deal in the senate. i know, we'll believe it when
CNN
Apr 16, 2010 7:00pm EDT
years of an obama presidency, how do you want to change america's judicial system and its impact on the oat? >> i think this is a big difference between progressives and conservatives because you've seen the most activist judges be conservative judges. we have a supreme court that just had a major ruling that undid 100 years of precedent. you have basically the nominees are progressives, ones we're putting forward. ones that have been in the nix, ones that my colleague says are radical are very main treatment nomin nominees. nobody thinks these people are radical. there's no main treatment views of the people that people would argue is so out to the left center. that's why i think the president has a tremendous advantage as he moves forward in the process. his nominees are mainstream. >> i want to ask you ask more product. you used main treatment, broad, conservative. it's about issues, cases in the law. there's a broader conversation in our society right now that, in some cases, limited number of cases, i want to be clear, goes over the line. wolf blitzer interviews the former p
CNN
Apr 29, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to national security and our national economy and to a big part of america's population. >> you know the answer's no? senator graham has already said he feels senator reid broke a promise to him on climate change and no way you can bring up immigration reform this year. the emotions of the debate. you disagree with him? >> i disagree with him. i think what senator reid said is i want to do both climate change and immigration this year. and of course, you know, i don't know where senator graham heard different any that comment but some house, he took that to mean immigration is going to come first, even though, you know, the majority leader said more work's been done on climate change, that probably would go first. however, i don't know that one senator can reject an issue that is so compelling for millions, not only of undocumented individuals in this country, but for many of us who are u.s. citizens and legal, permanent residents, who are being detained unlawfully and against our constitutional rights in immigration raids. and what arizona did obviously created an even greater groun
CNN
Apr 14, 2010 7:00pm EDT
that is the first responsibility. i think he's taken the necessary steps in order to protect america. he's done something else. he's also underscored what we stand for, what this nation's principles are about. he's gotten us much greater international support for our war against terror. i think we have a record we're proud to run on. national security, national defense should never be a partisan issue. >> i appreciate you both coming in tonight. we'll watch to see if the questions of gitmo will be answered ahead. >>> we'll turn our attention to your money. how much our government owes somebody else. aisle go wall to wall to show you how big the national debt is and how fast it's growing. i want to be a volunteer firefighter. when i grow up, i want to write a novel. i want to go on a road trip. when i grow up, i'm going to go there. i'm going to work with kids. i want to fix up old houses. [ female announcer ] at aarp we believe you're never done growing. i want to fall in love again. [ female announcer ] together we can discover the best of what's next at aarp.org. i just want fewer pills and r
CNN
Apr 7, 2010 7:00pm EDT
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CNN
Apr 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
on a plane and then in post-9/11 america make a joke about a shoe bomb. one would think. there is, though, a happy ending. with a nudge from the state department, the qatari embassy has decided it is best to send al madadi home. not soon enough. >>> 76 hours and still waiting. the families of four west virginia miners still unaccounted for hope to learn this hour that rescue teams have been cleared to resume their search efforts. those teams went into the upper big branch mine this morning but had to pull out unfortunately because levels of toxic gases were still too high. the explosion took place at 3:00 p.m. monday. 25 miners are confirmed dead, but the families of the four still unaccounted for have been waiting anxiously more than three days now. >> it's a roller coaster for these people. it's very emotional. you can only imagine what it would be like. >> officials hope to be able to resume the search this hour and cnn's brian todd is standing by as we wait for the latest update. brian. >> reporter: john, we are at a very critical point in this operation. the next few hours will be ve
CNN
Apr 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to resist it. i don't think the american people are there. america is center right people. they want government but they don't want it to be excessive. they want it to be affordable. most importantly what americans want is to pass on to their next generation their children a country better stronger and more vibrant, more prosperous. what we're looking at now because of the debt being run up in this country is that we're going to be the first generation to pass on to our kids a country that's less prosperous where their standard of living goes down. that's not fair and not right and really a function of excessive government, a government growing too much and spending too much. when you pass something like the health care bill which is the single largest expansion of the government really in my experience and probably in the last 50 years and you couple that with a nationalization of the student loan program, you couple that with taking over the automobile industries, you couple that with very significant aggressive proposals in the area of just general spending on the discretionary no
CNN
Apr 28, 2010 7:00pm EDT
in america that will rally to help this guy way down in florida. with the early primary season and contentious election, all we hear about is left and right. is there a middle left in america, in your view, that will care be the state of florida and this republican governor? >> i think there is. there are a lot of people who feel that our politics has become so fractured that it just isn't operating, it just isn't functioning. i think there are people that will help charlie crist that will go down campaigning for him. it's going to be a serious shot at it and it's going to have reverberations nationwide. there's a smalle sliver in both parties that care passionately about the party and the party candidate and the purity of the party candidate. most people just want education to work. they want the country defended. they want terrorism defeated. they want the potholes filled. and they don't care which party it is or who gets the credit or those kinds of things. and if charlie crist can grab on to that, he's going to take it. you got to remember, neither party has enough in their
CNN
Apr 30, 2010 7:00pm EDT
's a tragedy that has families and communities across america too often feeling like they're on life support. >> eight times out of ten, maybe nine times out of ten, the economy drives our politics and what people think is often more important than what the numbers say. what they think at the moment, nine in ten americans rate the state of the economy fair or poor, troubling news for the president and his democratic part. we will begin there with paycheck politics as we close out a remarkable week. ♪ >>> to reflect and look ahead, a republican strategist who served as political director in the bush white house. democratic congresswoman donna edwards, democrat of maryland and the editor and chief of "the hot line" and tracking midst term races. the economy and the president's tone today, careful though good news. you would think the administration would want to jump up and down. i want to show viewers why the president might be cautious. in the spring of a midterm election year. go back and look at 1994, president clinton at this point, approval rating 48%. the first quarter gdp growth, 4%.
CNN
Apr 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
at this picture, how important is it in this day and age, people say the court should look like america, you've sparred with the president when he uses the empathy test. one could argue, there are nation americno asian americans on the court. >> i don't think the ethnicity should be a primary thing. really, it requires good judgment. i believe a good judge has to have real experience in the legal world. they don't have to be a judge, but i don't think we want a politician. we don't want somebody who has been maybe a part time lawyer and a politician, that kind of thing. i think we want somebody who has been experienced arguing before judges, practicing law or actually serving on a burj and they have a record. and they're good at it. some people are better than others at this business, just like any other. i think we can select people who are really good at it. >> is diverse ciity a factor inr mind in whether somebody is qualified or not qualified? >> i think that can be a positive factor for somebody, certainly. i really do. i don't object to a president or someone seeking to try to have a d
CNN
Apr 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
is founder and executive director of america's voice and immigration advocacy group that shares the president's views. and maria cordona who has served as federal communications director. let me start with a show of hands, does anyone here think this arizona law is a good idea? that's four nos, half, if i could. >> why? >> if i could, first of all we haven't really seen the details thon. there's been a quantity tum leap here about racial fro filing. we don't know if that's the case. we need to see that the actual federal law will be enforced. there's an incident that's followed by reasonable suspicion then additional steps can be taken to see if the person is in our country and that will enforce our laws. >> maria you shaking your head. let's listen to the governor t governor made it very clear, she was quite forceful in her language saying she examined all sides. let's listen to governor brewer who says this is not racial profiling. >> let me be clear, though, my signature today represents my steadfast support for enforcing the law, both against illegal immigration and against racial profili
CNN
Apr 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
america is terrible. because they see people in washington playing partisan political games that seem to be mostly related to the next election instead of to their lives in the next generation or the next period of history. it's really bizarre. it's been going on for years here, but it seems to get worse. both parties never stop campaigning. party loyalty is put ahead of the national interests, what's good for the public, for the people who are good enough to send us here. and the net effect of that is that the american people have a lower opinion, less trust in their government than any time in my adult life. and that is bad. we got big problems that we can only solve if we work together, and we're not doing that now. >> so then give some advice to the governor of florida. you know him well, charlie crist. he's in a tough primary right now. you lost a primary and you decided to run as an independent and you won re-election to the united states estate. he faces the decision this week as far as running for an independent, they call it something different in florida. if you were him, co
CNN
Apr 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
others to say we better get one too. we want to make sure that countries like south america who had a nuclear weapons program and gave them up that they are examples to the rest of the world that you don't have to be a nuclear power to make sure you're prosperous and make sure you have a strong nation. >> while there are 50 leaders here for the summit, as you noticed people are missing. we'll see who didn't come and just why that's important. ♪ [ woman ] when i grow up, i want to take him on his first flight. i want to run a marathon. i'm going to work with kids. i'm going to own my own restaurant. when i grow up, i'm going to start a band. [ female announcer ] at aarp we believe you're never done growing. thanks, mom. i just want to get my car back. [ female announcer ] together we can discover the best of what's next at aarp.org. hey what's going on? doing the shipping. man, it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to weigh 'em all. if those boxes are under 70 lbs. you don't have to weigh 'em. with these priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits it ship
CNN
Apr 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
could argue this is america, they have every right to lobby their elected representatives but you can also look at that list and say a lot of those people got taxpayers' money. they can say we fade back, but is it unseemly, the process, or is it how it works? >> they haven't been lobbying me all that much bus i was against t.a.r. -- much because i was against t.a.r.p. to begin with. and i think they have paid back the t.a.r.p. money. but the key thing for us to do -- >> when you walk the halls, are you proud to be a member of congress when all this is happening? are we wrong to say, oh, my god, look at all that money being spent to lobby? just the american way? >> it has been the american way. we have a political system we are used to. and it certainly has some problems, perhaps public financing would be a good direction to go in. but they have a right to have their voices heard. >> you have been critical of this bill. they getting something for this money, in your view? >> less and less. i would say that i wasn't a real fan of the original wall street -- white house proposal or rathe
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